About the Artist
Morgan Overton (born 1993, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is a visual artist currently based in Pittsburgh. Her work focuses on amplifying the voices and visibility of society's historically silenced. Morgan's work has featured unsung heroes to keep their legacies alive beyond history books, to the heroes within ourselves - amplifying the resilience and beauty of Blackness. Morgan also believes that art is a powerful platform to challenge the social paradigm. She creates in various mediums to vibrantly convey the Nina Simone quote - "It is the artist's duty to reflect the times".
Morgan's work has been featured across Greater Pittsburgh - notably at the Carnegie Museum of Art, August Wilson Center, Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, University of Pittsburgh, and Carnegie Mellon University. In addition, various social justice exhibits across the United States - namely The Whole 9 Gallery in Culver City, California. Her work also internationally exhibited in St. Paul de Vence, France.
From the University of Pittsburgh, Morgan earned a Masters in Social Work with a focus in Community Organizing and Social Action, and a Bachelor's in Psychology with a minor in Studio Art. In 2019, Morgan was inducted into the Pittsburgh Business Times' 30 under 30 Awards.